I am known to be irresponsible with the money I receive and I am staying true to the rule, even when my spending opportunities are thinned out to virtually none. But now heaven has decided to send in some scholarship money [a modest sum] and the first ten minutes I got it I found myself in a book store and went book hunting. At first I wanted the first Dark Tower novel, but then went on to see whether I could find Murakami's "After the Quake", but then found this:
I have been told a few times that I resemble Poe in expression in both poetry and short fiction [I kid you not. I count three such occurrences. I disagree, but the fact is a fact] and apart from "The Raven" I haven't read absolutely anything from the guy, despite that I love him and the ideas he has incorporated in his work. But then again I idolize many authors without dipping into their work.
I decided to remedy that and here is the result, this wonderful 700 page giant with the best of his short fiction at the mind boggling price of 21 BGN or 16 US Dollars. I am not at all sure how anyone could put such a low value on such a big and wonderfully crafted book with illustrations by John Ridgway and a beautiful red bookmark.
I am grateful.
PS: Excuse the awful quality of the photos. I absolutely suck at taking photos...